May 16, 2019 | by: davemontgomery

CKNB News May 16,19

 

 

The Conservative Party has named their candidate in the Madawaska Restigouche riding for the upcoming Federal election. Nelson Fox will be challenging Liberal incumbent Rene Arseneau in the October election. Fox is a single Father of 3 and has an extensive background in public service. The Madawaska county native says he will work tirelessly to put the region on the map.

 

 

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CAM – NORTH SHORE REGIMENT

 

The North Shore Regiment will be receiving it’s Queen’s and Regimental Colours while celebrating the 75th anniversary of D-Day on May 19th.

 

The commermoration is being held at the K.C. Irving Center in Bathurst.

 

The Lieutenant Governor Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau will present the colors to the unit with the Commander of the Canadian Army on hand.

 

The event is open to the public starting at 12PM.

 

This is a significant event for the area as the original home of the North Shore Regiment is Chatham and Newcastle.

 

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CAM – INDOOR SOCCER SUCCESS

 

Organizers say the 5th annual Restigouche Cup Indoor Soccer Tournament had another successful year. Held at the Cambellton Regional Memorial Civic Centre last weekend, organizer Stephane Carrier tells the Tribune, the Restigouche Cup has become the biggest indoor tournament in the province. The tournament crowned winners in several divisions including Under 14 girls and co-ed. Carrier says the success of the tournament shows that the sport is healthy in the northern part of the province. Next years tournament might be extended, taking place over two weekends.

 

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CAM – DALHOUSIE SIGNS

 

Dalhousie town coucil has voted to erect new welcome signs on the highways coming into town. The signs are being designed and installed locally with Hutchinson Creative and Chaleur Signs doing the work. Council is also looking to fix the sign that fell on Route 11. Permission from the province is required before the installs can take place.

 

NB-Patronage denied

 

Premier Higgs was defending his appointment of three prominent Tories to government boards. Higgs says the three men are “valued, experienced”

candidates as he rejected Liberal accusations of patronage during question period.

 

Brunswick News reports the Liberals have gone after the appointments of Chuck Correia to the board of NB Liquor where he has been in the past; former Tory leadership candidate Mel Norton to the chairmanship of WorkSafeNB; and former Tory MLA Kirk MacDonald to the New Brunswick Insurance Board.

 

Higgs pointed out to reporters the Liberals routinely appointed their own people when they were in power and the people he has appointed are qualified…look at their skill set.

 

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NB/MCTN-Beach-Blue-Flag

 

Despite water quality problems for the last three summers, Parlee Beach has been awarded a Blue Flag designation from the group Environmental Defence.

 

Tourism Minister Robert Gauvin says the government is proud of the designation because Parlee Beach is one of North America’s finest beaches.

 

In order for a beach to be awarded a Blue Flag, it must meet and maintain a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety, and accessibility criteria. Parlee is third site in the province to receive the designation, including Aboiteau Beach in Cap-Pele which earned the international eco-certification last year.

 

(The Canadian Press)

 

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NB-Nursing home tensions

 

The nursing home dispute got quite testy at the legislature yesterday when unions confronted the premier.

 

Sharon Teare, president of the New Brunswick Council of Nursing home unions denied contract negotiations have reached an impasse at Social Development Minister Dorothy Shepard announced tuesday night. Teare says Shepard declared an impasse without being at the table and while the parties were still talking. She said the mediator has not declraed an impasse..just a pause in discussions.

 

Teare also confronted Premier Blaine Higgs yesterday afternoon about that point when he said the unions said we’re done. Teare denied that and called Higgs a liar at which point his communications director quickly hustled him away.

 

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SJ/NB – TEACHERS EXPOSED MEASLES

 

Up to 460 teachers were exposed to Measles at Kennebecasis High School.

Teachers were gathered at the school for a local Teachers Assocation meeting just days before the 2nd case of measles was confirmed reports CBC. An immunization clinic is being planned in the coming days for the teachers exposed and approximately 100 students at the school that do not have their vaccinations up to date. People with measles can be contagious 4 days before and 4 days after a rash appears.

 

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SJ/NB – TEACHERS EXPOSED MEASLES

 

Up to 460 teachers were exposed to Measles at Kennebecasis High School.

Teachers were gathered at the school for a local Teachers Assocation meeting just days before the 2nd case of measles was confirmed reports CBC. An immunization clinic is being planned in the coming days for the teachers exposed and approximately 100 students at the school that do not have their vaccinations up to date. People with measles can be contagious 4 days before and 4 days after a rash appears.

 

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NB – GAS PRICES

 

Gas prices continue to fall in the province today. Both regular gas and diesel have dropped by about a cent. The maximum set for gas at midnight was

131.9 per litre and diesel fell to 138.0. Furnace oil is sitting at 123.0 per litre.

 

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NB-Patronage denied

 

Premier Higgs was defending his appointment of three prominent Tories to government boards. Higgs says the three men are “valued, experienced”

candidates as he rejected Liberal accusations of patronage during question period.

 

Brunswick News reports the Liberals have gone after the appointments of Chuck Correia to the board of NB Liquor where he has been in the past; former Tory leadership candidate Mel Norton to the chairmanship of WorkSafeNB; and former Tory MLA Kirk MacDonald to the New Brunswick Insurance Board.

 

Higgs pointed out to reporters the Liberals routinely appointed their own people when they were in power and the people he has appointed are qualified…look at their skill set.